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Epilepsy Essentials: Insular Epilepsy

It is prudent for all physicians treating epilepsy to remember the insula.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN, FAES


Epilepsy Essentials: Addressing Global Disparities in Epilepsy Care

Providing regional education is a way for epileptologists to be part of a solution.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN, FAES


Epilepsy Essentials: Mindfulness and Epilepsy

Mindfulness-based therapies may reduce stress, improve depression and anxiety, and reduce seizure frequency.

Janel Schneider, MD


Epilepsy Essentials: Chronobiology of Epilepsy

As we expand our understanding of seizure cycles, the new field of chronoepileptology begins.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN

Guest Medical Editor's Page

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep has a critical role in brain health and is an essential part of improving neurologic care for all of our patients.

Logan Schneider, MD

Special Report

Dizziness and Vertigo

Part 1: Untangling the complexity of dizziness and vertigo requires a careful history.

Daniel R. Gold, DO; and Ari A. Shemesh, MD

Epilepsy Essentials: New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus

Recognizing NORSE as a clinical presentation is meant to lead to improved research and communication that hopefully may improve outcomes eventually.

Michelle L. Doughtery, MD, FAAN, FAES

Case Report

Case Challenge: Behavior Changes, Seizures, and Hyponatremia

Extensive workup is necessary when evaluating individuals with seizures and behavioral changes.

Elena Grebenciucova, MD

Special Report

2018 Drug and Device Approvals for Neurology

Spotlight Topic: Neuropsychiatry

Cognitive Complaints and Neuropsychologic Testing

When should neuropsychologic tests be ordered and what questions should testing answer?

Nabil Ali, MD; Laura M. Clark, PhD, ABPP; and Kendra Corning, PsyD, HSPP

Healthy Cognitive Aging

There are evidence-based tools for staying sharp throughout the lifespan.

Brian K. Lebowitz, PhD, ABPP-CN; Elizabeth Londen, PhD; and Thomas Preston, PhD, ABPP-CN

Cover Focus: Technology & Wellness

Treating Stress to Improve Neurologic Outcomes

Research on the interaction between hormones and seizures supports the importance of helping patients manage stress.

Riley Bove, MD, MMSc; and Graham R. Huesmann, MD, PhD

Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention

Seizure detection and alerting devices hold promise for preventing sudden death in epilepsy.

Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc; and Cassandra Kazl, MD

Epilepsy Essentials: Neuromodulation Devices for Epilepsy

Implantable devices are an emerging option for patients with medically refractory epilepsy who are not surgical candidates.

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD, FAAN; and Stan Naydin, MD

Guest Medical Editor's Page

Wellness and Neurology

There is clear evidence for promoting wellness practices to all patients with neurologic disorders.

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

Self-Limited Focal Epilepsies in Childhood

Recent advances improve understanding of etiology, clinical and EEG findings, and clinical management for this category that comprises 20% of pediatric epilepsies.

Arayamparambil C. Anilkumar, MD; and Delphi Barua, MD

Cover Focus: Epilepsy

Surgical Management of Intractable Epilepsy

Neurosurgical techniques are effective and underutilized for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.

Joon Y. Kang, MD

Guest Medical Editor's Page

More and More Treatments: Are We There Yet?

New treatments—from cannabinoids to deep brain stimulation—may help meet the needs of still too many patients with uncontrolled seizures.

Maromi Nei, MD


Hometown Highlights: Introducing Hometown Highlights

In this new column, we feature content from presenters at the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Neurological Society meetings.

Stephen M. Gollomp, MD

Neuromodulation and Epilepsy

From the vagal nerve to the deep brain, neuromodulation provides another treatment option for patients with epilepsy.

Isha Sharan; Ashwini Sharan, MD; and Ahmad Soltani, MD

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